Mauritius Telecom (MT) has launched a new 1Gbps broadband connection, claiming Mauritius is just the second African country after South Africa to provide gigabit speeds to residential subscribers. The new package includes a 1Gbps/60Mbps down/upload connection, more than 100 my.t TV channels, three Wi-Fi extenders and unlimited landline calls on the MT network for MUR6,500 (USD149) a month, including free installation.
MT has also unveiled a new range of dual-play fibre broadband and TV packages with downlink speeds of 50Mbps (MUR1,500 a month), 100Mbps (MUR2,000) and 500Mbps (MUR3,800). Due to capacity reasons, the 500Mbps and 1Gbps connections are not currently available on Rodrigues Island.
Speaking at the launch event, MT CEO Sherry Singh explained it was essential for the company to adapt its offer to changing customer requirements. ‘Needs have changed. Behaviours have changed. Expectations have changed. Each family, each person is different, with different needs and it is our job to adapt,’ he said, adding: ‘Our aim is to take our country into a new league … the premier league of countries with the best and fastest internet. We are launching a new league of connectivity today.’